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slowpoke

Someone who moves or does things in a particularly slow or sluggish manner; someone who is or has been dawdling. We're never going to finish our project by the deadline with this slowpoke weighing us down! Hurry up, slowpoke! We're not going to wait all day for you to catch up with us.
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Therefore they will burgeon, while the slowpokes will dwindle.
I remind parents that slowpokes may pick up the pace if picking up toys becomes a race, part of a conga-line dance, or a suggestion from a puppet with a ridiculously high-pitched voice.
Could it be that newsletter publishers have become snail-mail slowpokes in an electronic age?
No one, evidently, wants to pester people for money, stack prayer books, retrieve lost umbrellas, or nudge slowpokes in the Communion line.
If you do have a lot of graphics, consider providing another option--perhaps a text-only option--for the slowpokes.
For the 1996 term, as described in Table II, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Rehnquist are win, show, and place, with Kennedy and Thomas the slowpokes.
The dancers have reached the center portion of the class, and Morris drives them with unnerving energy, shouting directions, admonishing the slowpokes, praising the second group for its clarity, but unleashing invectives upon the first group, which moves too sloppily and becomes careless in its coordination.
I was assigned with other slowpokes to form a company handling a sizzling line of goods: personalized matchbooks and stationery.
But the slowpokes were swept aside in 1992, through the astute use of Reaganesque rhetoric by Bill Clinton.
The response, "helping others get the work done,' may flash another message: "I am fast' or "We have some slowpokes in our group.'
The Nagkaisa labor coalition urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday to sack Special envoy to China Ramon Tulfo for betraying his countrymen when he called Filipino construction workers 'lazy' and 'slowpokes.'
"If Chinese contractors told you that Filipino workers are inefficient and are slowpokes, why didn't you verify it?
Workers on 'lazy' comments: You know nothing, Mon Tulfo !-- -- (philstar.com) - March 11, 2019 - 1:34pm MANILA, Philippines A group of construction workers has challenged Ramon Tulfo, special envoy to China, to spend three days at a work site for saying Filipino laborers are lazy slowpokes in his justification of hiring Chinese workers.
The trip breaks down the group into "pods" for different types of experiences people are seeking, from the slowpokes in search of relaxation to those who want to race to the finish.
Arctic hares are slowpokes at switching colors compared with other animals like the octopus.